Estevan Port of Entry Redevelopment

In support of the Canada Border Services Agency's Border Transformation initiative, the Land Border Crossing Project seeks to renovate or rebuild 24 land border ports of entry (POE) to modernize its custodial facilities. Included as part of this initiative, is the project at Estevan POE. The new building will replace the current facility that is past its lifecycle, and will be rebuilt within the existing site footprint. The CBSA will use building and construction methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to sustainable development commitments by integrating climate change resilience into the design, construction, and operational aspects of the project and by reducing the environmental impact of structural construction materials using recycled and lower-carbon materials. Temporary facilities will be installed if required in order to keep the Port of Entry operational during construction.

This project will consist of multiple phases. First, the project will demolish any required outbuildings. This will be followed by site preparations for the new facility, and then finally the construction of the new facility along with new roadways. Once commissioned and deemed operational, the staff will move into the new facility.

The Estevan POE is located on Highway 47 in Saskatchewan. It is situated north of the international boundary and across from the U.S Customs and Border Protection - Noonan POE. The surrounding topography is flat, and primarily used for agriculture. The nearest Canadian city is Estevan, which is located approximately 15 kilometers to the north. The site is situated primarily within the boundaries of Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure as well as on a parcel of land that is registered to Her Majesty the Queen. The site is comprised of two structures: the traveller building and a garage.

An Environmental Effects Evaluation report was completed by WSP Engineering, and included a review of biophysical effects, socio-economic and health effects, and effects on Indigenous Peoples.  The site survey was completed July 2017 when migratory birds were present. The final report was published in March 2018, which notes the potential for archaeological impacts due to the historical associations of the locality. The CBSA has and will continue to engage all potentially impacted Indigenous communities. All suggested mitigation measures to reduce environmental effects will be enforced.  


Disclaimer

This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

 

Latest update

September 22, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.

Contacts

Environmental Operations
Canada Border Services Agency
Hayley Buchanan, Manager of Compliance
Telephone: 343-543-3144
Email: Hayley.Buchanan@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca


  • Location

    • Estevan Port of Entry (Saskatchewan)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

    Completed
  • Start Date

    2022-07-18
  • Proponent

    Canada Border Services Agency
  • Authorities

    • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number

    83816

Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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